Sunday October 12th & 19th, 2008 - 8:30pm to 11:30pm

Ostia Presents:


Quimbombó Quartet

featuring Cuban Vocalist Igor Arias

Quimbombó is a groove oriented band with a musical base in the Cuban Són (the contagious dance music championed by Buena Vista Social Club). They always maintain strong elements of improvisation and spontaneity in their sound.  Conga Electrica, the second album from New York-based Quimbombó, brings together musicians from all over the world for a refreshing take on Cuban dance music. While strongly rooted in the traditional son style, this record incorporates non-traditional elements such as electric guitar and a Brazilian-style bateria (drum section) to create an energetic new sound.  Conga Electrica is available now on itunes.  The group’s lively and unique sound has excited audiences at many venues since 1996, including Lincoln Center, SOB’s, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Museum, and Sweet Rhythm.


Nick Herman (director, composer, arranger, percussion) has been involved with Cuban music for over 15 years. He began performing as a rock drummer in the 1980s at venues like CBGBs and Pyramid. In the 1990s he began to immerse himself in Cuban and Brazilian music, studying with masters such as Changuito, AfroCuba de Matanzas, Bobby Sanabria, Jorge Alabê, and Roberto Vizcaino. In addition to Quimbombó, he has worked with artists such as Trey Anastasio, Gary Morgan & Panamericana, Nanni Assis, and Dendê.


Igor Arias Baro (lead and background vocals, percussion) was born in Havana. The son of musicians, he began performing at the age of eight. Known for his energetic style of improvising, he has worked with artists such as Juan Carlos Formell, Raices Habaneras, Paquito D’Rivera, Los Caribeños and Ibboru.


Ostia Tapeo Restaurant/Lounge, has created an atmosphere where the tapeo tradition is followed, with friends, family, and loved ones. Come down for a tapa, a copa and some live music and be transported to a modern Spanish establishment with old world sensitivity.

**There will be space for dancing**



113 7th Ave. South (near Christopher St.)

New York, New York 10014

Tel: (212) 924-2305


Band plays: 8:30pm to 11:30pm

Admission: No Cover


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